Our weekly roundup of the most relevant articles this week in the small business world.
Small businesses are falling behind in the race to raise wages
Small businesses are falling behind larger companies in the race to raise wages, making it even harder for them to attract a shrinking pool of available workers now that unemployment has reached a 50-year low of 3.7 percent.
What is FinTech and How Does it Impact My Small Business?
The FinTech Revolution is bringing in billions in investment capital into the commercial financial series space, with faster access to capital, faster payment processing technologies, risk transfer services, along with integrated technologies that combine multiple areas of a business into one centralized managed function.
Owners need to step in when small-business staffers can’t get along
When employees of a small business can’t get along and maybe even despise each other, the discord can threaten a company’s productivity and existence.
Small business optimism reaches post-recession high
Continued growth and a strong economy have small business optimism reaching post-recession highs, particularly among male business owners, according to Capital One’s (NYSE: COF) latest Small Business Growth Index, a biannual survey of 500 small business owners (SBOs) gauging sentiment related to the economy, business conditions and plans for growth.
Here’s Why Video Advertising On Social Media Is Crucial For Small Businesses
Mark Zuckerberg said last year that video is a “mega trend” — and results from a new Animoto survey are proving him right.
10 Best CRM Tools for Small Business
Small businesses need to be as dynamic as possible in order to be successful. With limited resources and a small team of staffers, small businesses are always on the lookout for ways to maximize efficiency and output.
Tax reform could make for happy holidays for small businesses
I was shopping at our local store recently and was amazed holiday merchandise was already on the shelves. What happened to the tradition of launching the Christmas selling season right after turkey time at the end of November? Little did I know, the holiday shopping season now starts with Halloween and runs straight through until Christmas.
New Health Options for Small-Business Employees
As we have traveled around the country talking to small-business owners and American workers, we’ve consistently heard that health insurance is unaffordable and workers need more options.
Using Personal Insurance to Protect Your Small Business Is Like Not Having Insurance at All
The concept of insurance is easy enough to understand. You make payments now so you can receive compensation in the future if an adverse event occurs. We all know we need insurance, yet 75 percent of businesses in the United States are underinsured by 40 percent or more, according to Marshall & Swift/Boeckh.